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She’s a really aggressive animal. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au, Copyright © Racing Internet Services Pty Ltd. 2018, Stay in control. Good horse, unbelievable trainer, awful barrier. Here are the key things you need to know ahead of the 160th running of the great race. The top 24 horses will make the final cut but there will be changes over the coming days as several horses race to try and improve their standing and win a berth, and owners make decisions on whether to run. 23. The easiest way is to do it from the comfort of home via your smartphone. A few years ago you wouldn’t dream of a horse like that running in a Melbourne Cup, but this is now the profile of the Europeans that seems to work well, if you look at Rekindling and Cross Counter.

Missed the big race? This horse is a bit of an unknown quantity in that he’s only had four starts, and hasn’t raced here yet.

J: Michael Walker. It’s more how tough they are, rather than if they’re a true stayer. Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter said while it was an impressive win, she had been well weighted in the Group Two. T: Danny O’Brien. The other problem is, neither has the horse! Stephens admits that Alcopop isn’t at his best at Flemington with no placings from three runs on the track, and is worried that his swift turn of foot might not be suited to the long testing straight. Make sure you don't miss out on any of the action by downloading our FREE Melbourne Cup App! He led last year and did it tough, but weakened right out of it, and he’s an eight-year-old now. I think she’ll finish midfield or so. He’s drawn awkwardly, it probably doesn’t map super well for him as regards where he’s going to be in the run, but he’ll get the trip. The first race is scheduled to jump at 11.00am. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. A Melbourne Cup ticket will set you back $80.55. She won the Moonee Valley Cup, and won the 2500m VRC Oaks last spring. Since 1877, Melbourne Cup day has been a public holiday in Victoria; however, residents of some regional councils are not entitled to a public holiday and have alternative days off instead (e.g. Gate 15 is probably the worst thing for her. ASHRUN 53kg (24) $18 / $4. PERSAN, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, 51kg, 5.

J: Michael Rodd. T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace. ALCOPOP is a gelding born in 2004 October 30 by Jeune out of Iota Of Luck. RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE), Danny O’Brien, 53.5kg, 9. “We’re having another crack, hopefully the Cox Plate took the wind out of his sails but he’s going to be a tough horse to beat that’s for sure,” Stephens said. Last year he had only 52kg, Craig Williams gave him a great ride. T: Chris Waller. They’re different horses. I’d say top six for me. VERRY ELLEEGANT 55.5kg (15) $13 / $3.50.

That can be a bit of a form race for this. Australian horses travel really strongly throughout a race; they’re keen to go. Alcopop will again be up against Cox Plate winner Ocean Park and Stephens is hoping the magic of Williams will be enough to turn the Caulfield Stakes result around. The Melbourne Cup field is finalised on Victoria Derby Day, which is the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup. T: Joseph O’Brien. SURPRISE BABY 54.5kg (7) $9 / $3. You’d better too, or risk being called UnAustralian! All that said, while the horse’s form has been good, I just think this year’s Cup might be a bit strong for him. But there’s no need to venture down to the local tote for the pleasure of standing in a long queue on race day, especially if you're from  Victoria and the TAB is closed anyway! Trainer Jake Stephens has no regrets that Alcopop will miss this year’s Melbourne Cup even though the eight year old is racing in career best form. T: Aidan O’Brien. TIGER MOTH 52.5kg (23) $8 / $2.50. J: Jamie Kah. He’s drawn well but I don’t think he’s going as well as last year. But he’s an old horse, he’s been in fair form, but only fair. If she’d had a run in the Cox Plate after the Caulfield Cup, then maybe, but the fact it’s two-and-a-bit weeks between runs, she’ll be really revved up and rearing to go. Stephens’ trump card is Craig Williams who will take over from Dom Tourneur in the Group 1 $1m Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington tomorrow after Alcopop looked to have the Caulfield Cup in his keeping before Williams on Dunaden swooped down the outside to deny him a Group 1 victory. The trainer’s won this before with Protectionist and clearly knows what he’s doing. “He’s never been at his best when he’s run there but his turn of foot lends itself to the slightly tighter tacks.”, “It’s not an easy track with that long straight and Craig knows Flemington, when to push the button and when to take it easy.”. Wohler won the 2014 Melbourne Cup with fellow German raider Proectionist, while McEvoy is searching for his second Cup aboard early favourite Tiger Moth. STRATUM ALBION (GB), Willie Mullins, 55kg, 14. 9.

He’ll improve for that run, he’s drawn a great barrier, great jockey, and he’ll get the perfect run.

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“At 5.5kg under weight-for-age benchmark in the Melbourne Cup, modern history says she already faces a significant challenge to win the race with 51kg.”.

This year marks the 160th running of the Melbourne Cup. Can settle closer to the speed with a good barrier. The scramble to secure a Melbourne Cup spot is heating up.Source:Getty Images. Punters should take note when Jake Stephens makes the trip from Victor Harbour in South Australia to run a horse in the Group III JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley. T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustance. You can bet online from anywhere, with your phone, with a wide range of bookmakers who are all keen to take your bet on Melbourne Cup day. The race was originally run over the distance of two miles (3,219m) but after Australia adopted the metric system it was reduced to 3,200m. I pushed and shoved as much as I could to get a spot, but you get to the point, probably around the 1800m, where you’ve just got to stop working the horse and accept your position. This is an interesting runner. After overcoming barrier 21 last year, Williams will have a little less work to do this time around after drawing gate 7 on Saturday. SCHABAU (GER), Robert Hickmott, 50.5kg, 41.

As it is, I reckon Craig Williams – even though he won the race on Vow And Declare – would’ve been on the blower to Paul Preusker that night to try to secure the ride for this year. He runs well in all races, but I don’t think he’s going well enough to be in the finish of this race. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider finished second in the Group 1…, Designed by Ladbrokes | Powered by WordPress, Stephens no regrets Alcopop will miss Melbourne Cup. The first Melbourne Cup was held in 1861. The race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, is almost upon us again. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Champion jockey Craig Williams is hoping to become the first hoop since Glen Boss to secure back-to-back wins in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup when he saddles Surprise Baby in the $7.5 million race that stops a nation. Surprise…, A capacity field of 24 will line up in Tuesday’s $7.5 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) hoping to etch their name among the immortals in the famous race that stops a nation.

Cuzzy Bro! A total of 45 horses remain in the hunt for the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup after third acceptances were received on Monday. Can he emulate Efficient in winning the VRC Derby one year and the Cup the next? His second in the Caulfield Cup was great. He’s gone second-first-second-third in four Group 1s this prep, the latest being in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, so he clearly belongs at the top level. He’s got a ton of ability and can stay, but the only question is whether he’s the finished article yet. Jye’s only 25, but he came fourth in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership last season and he’s an absolute superstar. Verry Elleegant seems that way to me, for example. Prince Of Penzance ran second in it and then won the Cup in 2015. I’d love to see Michael Rodd win it again, and to see Kris Lees win it for the first time. This year’s field will feature a German flavour after the Andreas Wohler-trained Ashrun earned the final slot by winning Saturday’s Group 2 Hotham Stakes (2500m) thanks to a patient ride from Kerrin McEvoy. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit, Sign up to punters and receive a free copy of, Craig Williams steered the Danny O'Brien-trained Vow And Declare to victory in the 2019 Melbourne Cup, following an upheld protest made by stewards of fourth versus second. Head to Punters to get Melbourne Cup tips from our panel of experts. ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE), Aidan O’Brien, 58.5kg, 8. It suited Shocking, but a lot of horses can’t do it. Welcome to HorseRacing.com.au, Australia's premier site for horse racing news. Celebrities from Australia and around the world normally can be seen in the ‘Birdcage’, which is a restricted area of Flemington to corporate marquees. Miami Bound escaped without a weight penalty following her dominant victory in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup. 24. Ben Melham deserves a Melbourne Cup, after I beat him by a neck on Rekindling when he rode Johannes Vermeer. Plus 55.5kg is a lot for a five-year-old mare around two miles of Flemington.

Just two weeks ago, Alcopop was in no-man's land at 102nd in order to gain a Melbourne Cup start. 7. The Melbourne Cup is run over 3200m. I won on Shocking with 51kg. T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace. Currently out with a back injury, the former Sydney jockeys’ premiership winner claimed the race that stops the nation in 2009 aboard Shocking – from way out in gate 21 – and in 2017 on Irish stayer Rekindling, jumping from the inside this time in gate four. The prestige of the event is enough to draw an all-star field of leading stayers from around the world, but the spiralling prize purse certainly helps too.The Melbourne Cup is a 3,200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, ran by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. J: Jye McNeil. A total of 45 horses remain in the hunt for the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup after third acceptances were received on Monday. Craig is very savvy with the form, and so he’s presumably gone hard to get the ride this year. It’s the best guide as to which horses will be in the Cup 2020. So while the Europeans generally have longer gaps between races, looking up and finding he’s in his second race in four days shouldn’t be too onerous for him. 2. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. J: Damien Oliver. OCEANEX 51.5kg (17) $71 / $18. Craig Williams wins on Vow And Declare in a tight finish (Photo: Getty Images), Want info on this year's Cup contenders? They’re bred to stay, but they’re also educated differently.

The current Melbourne Cup favourite as of October 22 2020 is the Aidan O'Brien-trained Irish import Tiger Moth. Again, for an Australian stayer, he was at the peak of his game 12 months ago. He’d have had to waste – lose weight – pretty hard to get there. But as good as those runs have been, it does seem like we’re making excuses for him a bit. The Melbourne Cup 2020 weights will be released on September 2020.Last year's winner Vow And Declare carried 52kg, and 2018 winner Cross Counter carried 51 kg to victory. The field is whittled down to the final 24 horses, which compete in the Melbourne Cup. Willie Pike’s a top rider of course, and should be able to avoid revving this bloke too much. FUTURE SCORE (IRE), Matt Cumani, 50kg, 44. Sir Dragonet (right) races away to win the Cox Plate.Source:Getty Images, 1: Verry Elleegant (NZ) — Chris Waller — 55.5kg, 2: Sir Dragonet (IRE) — Ciaron Maher & David Eustace — 55.5kg, 3: Oceanex (NZ) — Mick Price & Michael Kent — 51.5kg, 4: Persan — Ciaron Maher & David Eustace — 51kg, 5: Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) — Aidan O’Brien — 58.5kg, 6: Vow and Declare — Danny O’Brien — 57kg, 8: Russian Camelot (IRE) — Danny O’Brien — 53.5kg, 9: Master of Reality (IRE) — Joseph O’Brien — 56kg, 10: Twilight Payment (IRE) — Joseph O’Brien — 55.5kg, 11: Tiger Moth (IRE) — Aidan O’Brien — 52.5kg, 13: Stratum Albion (GB) — Willie Mullins — 55kg, 14: Prince of Arran (GB) — Charlie Fellowes — 54.5kg, 15: Warning — Anthony & Sam Freedman — 53kg, 16: Surprise Baby (NZ) — Paul Preusker — 54.5kg, 17: Dashing Willoughby (GB) — Andrew Balding — 54.5kg, 19: Etah James (NZ) — Ciaron Maher & David Eustace — 52.5kg, 20: Miami Bound (NZ) — Danny O’Brien — 51kg, 21: The Chosen One (NZ) — Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman — 53.5kg, 22: Steel Prince (IRE) — Anthony & Sam Freedman — 53.5kg, 23: King of Leogrance (FR) — Danny O’Brien — 53.5kg, 24: True Self (IRE) — Willie Mullins — 52kg, 25: Zebrowski (NZ) — Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes — 52kg, 26: San Huberto (IRE) — Matt Cumani — 53.5kg, 27: Nickajack Cave (IRE) — Peter G Moody — 53.5kg, 28: Platinum Invador (NZ) — Peter G Moody — 53kg, 30: Hush Writer (JPN) — Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott — 52.5kg, 31: Le Don De Vie (GB) — Anthony & Sam Freedman — 52.5kg, 32: Skyward (FR) — Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young — 52.5kg, 34: Azuro (FR) — Ciaron Maher & David Eustace — 52kg, 38: Gallic Chieftain (FR) — Archie Alexander — 51kg, 40: Schabau (GER) — Robert Hickmott — 50.5kg, 42: Lord Belvedere (GB) — Ciaron Maher & David Eustace — 50.5kg, 43: Admire Robson (JPN) — Paul Preusker — 50kg, 44: Future Score (IRE) — Matt Cumani — 50kg, 45: Saracen Knight (IRE) — Danny O’Brien — 50kg.

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